Tag Archive: DTM

Jan 16

Pascal Wehrlein joins Sauber for 2017 season

“I am very delighted at being a part of the Sauber F1 Team for the upcoming Formula One Season” – Pascal Wehrlein

08 - Sauber F1 Team The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that Pascal Wehrlein will complete the team’s driver line-up for the 2017 Formula One World Championship.

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Jan 02

Final pieces of F1 2017 jigsaw set to fall into place

Sources suggest a contract has been signed
2016-06-12_0574 The significant final pieces of the Formula 1 2017 jigsaw are expected to be confirmed imminently with all signs pointing towards a move to Mercedes for Valtteri Bottas following a reported pre-Christmas seat fitting.
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Dec 16

The 2017 DTM race calendar – book your tickets now

Nine events, 18 races

DTM title chase intensifies The calendar for the 2017 DTM season has been fixed. From 05th May to 15th October, the DTM teams and drivers will battle it out for championship points and race wins in 18 races on nine race weekends.

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Dec 13

Audi DTM driver line-up for 2017 features two new faces

Three days after the announcement of the BMW driver line-up for the 2017 DTM season it was Audi’s turn to announce their drivers for 2017

Loïc DuvalAnd other than their rivals from Munich, Audi added two new signings to their line-up for next year: Frenchman Loïc Duval and their previous DTM reserve driver René Rast will contest the coming season with the Audi RS 5 DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

BMW to rely on the services of two DTM teams, in the future

Just as Mercedes-AMG, BMW now also have restructured their team line-up for the 2017 DTM season

20160508-0101 A few weeks ago, the Stuttgart based manufacturer announced that all its cars will be run by Mercedes-AMG DTM-Team HWA, next year. In the case of BMW, however, two teams will be responsible for running BMW’s DTM racers: BMW Team RMG and BMW Team RBM. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 22

Da Costa and Rosenqvist shine in Macau – bad luck for Mortara and Müller

The weekends of the five DTM drivers that travelled to China to contest the 2016 Macau GP differed to the max

António Félix da Costa While both Edoardo Mortara and Nico Müller who competed in the GT race had close encounters with the crash barriers of the tight street circuit and had to leave Macau fortunately unharmed but empty-handed, António Félix da Costa, Felix Rosenqvist and Daniel Juncadella delivered in the Formula 3 race. Félix da Costa won the prestigious race at the Giua circuit, with Felix Rosenqvist coming second – and Juncadella finished eighth.   Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Marco Wittmann on “Champions-Tour”

In an interview he talks about his experiences after winning his second DTM title

Marco Wittmann visited the BMW plant in MunichSince Marco Wittmann was crowned DTM Champion for the second time at the DTM season finale in Hockenheim, he has been travelling from one event to the next. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 02

Joint DTM test at Oschersleben

Less than two weeks had gone by since the DTM season finale at Hockenheim when the DTM cars were back in action

Mike RockenfellerThe preparations for the 2017 season already are running flat out and so, the three manufacturers involved in DTM, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG, tested their development vehicles for the coming season from 25th to 28th October at Oschersleben.

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Oct 27

Audi keeps on banking on DTM in the future

Audi re-orientated their motor-racing strategy – but the DTM involvement remained untouched

2016 Audi won in both the manufacturers’ and the team titles.This Wednesday (26th October, in front of some 300 motor-sport department employees, Chairman Rupert Stadler announced and presented the reorientation of the premium brand. While the Ingolstadters say farewell to the FIA WEC to join the Formula E with a works effort, DTM will remain an attractive field of activity for the brand with the four rings. It would be important to focus on the things that would keep Audi competitive in the coming years, Stadler stressed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

Timo Scheider’s career – a life for DTM

For 16 years, DTM was the only thing that counted for Timo Scheider

The champion defended his title: Timo Scheider in 2009.In these 16 years, he left a mark in the series like nearly nobody else. “DTM was my life,” reveals Scheider who announced his retirement during the season finale at Hockenheim with tears in his eyes – or, more precisely, had to announce.

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Oct 19

Tales from the paddock – Ulrich Fritz: “The team coped incredibly well with this Herculean task” (+videos)

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

DTM, Lausitzring. Mercedes-AMG DTM Team, Mercedes-Benz, DTM, Lucas Auer, BWT Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM Onto the home straight: After the grand finale of the 2016 DTM in Hockenheim, we’re immediately off to North America for back-to-back Formula 1 races in the USA and Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Interview with the champion: “I had to fight for every point”

Marco Wittmann did it

Marco Wittmann was crowned DTM champion for the second timeThanks to his fourth place at the season finale at the Hockenheimring he was crowned DTM champion for the second time. This makes Wittmann the first BMW driver to win two drivers’ championships in the DTM.

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Oct 15

A strong qualifying by BMW – Félix da Costa on pole position

In the penultimate qualifying session of his DTM career, António Félix da Costa secured his second pole position

António Félix da CostaIn qualifying for Saturday’s 17th DTM race of the season, the Portuguese posted the fastest lap time of 1m32.344s with his BMW M4 DTM and thus will be starting from the best grid position.

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Oct 12

Tales from the paddock – Felix Rosenqvist: “I’m not a rookie anymore.”

Mercedes-AMG Motorsport in the 2016 season

2016-10-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - JapanAfter winning their third Formula 1 constructors’ title on the trot in Japan, the next motor racing highlight is fast approaching – the DTM season finale and a home race for Mercedes-AMG at Hockenheim. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Bruno Spengler’s Nordschleife debut

Bruno Spengler is one of the most experienced drivers on the DTM grid

Bruno Spengler alternated at the wheel of a BMW M235 Racing with his compatriot Kuno Wittmer.Since his first appearance in DTM, in 2005, the Canadian contested 137 races and won the 2012 DTM title. Like many of his DTM rivals, Spengler also often makes excursions to other race series.

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Oct 08

Four scenarios – how Wittmann, Mortara or Green can win the title

In the DTM season finale at Hockenheim, several constellations in the final two races can make for different results in the battle for the title

Four scenarios – how Wittmann, Mortara or Green can win the titleA lot of factors make you believe that it will be a battle between BMW’s Marco Wittmann and Audi’s Edoardo Mortara. There still is a maximum of 50 points to be won and with a gap of 14 points to the championship leader, Mortara still can steal Wittmann’s lead without the support of other drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Top-class programme for the DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring

The weekend from 14th to 16th October will answer all the questions still unanswered in the 2016 DTM season to date

Top-class programme for the DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring The ninth and last race meeting of the year will provide a top-class motor-racing spectacular. The races at the Hockenheimring will determine the title chase in all the three championship rankings as the battles for all the three titles have been taken down to the season finale. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

The BossHoss, Finn Martin and Marlon Roudette to get the crowds rocking on Saturday evening

DTM season finale at Hockenheim

20160508-0106 The DTM season finale at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg (14th to 16th October) will be not only a motor-racing highlight for the fans as the music lovers and party fans also will get their money’s worth.

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Sep 29

Budapest analyses: “An issue for Norbert Haug”

During a DTM weekend one often witnesses things happening that just can’t be explained in two simple sentences

Budapest analyses: ‚An issue for Norbert Haug’Things that better should be assessed, analysed and explained by the experts. And who would be a better man for this job than Norbert Haug?

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Sep 23

Ekstrom to miss DTM finale for World RX title bid

As part of his ‘day job’ racing for Audi in the DTM

DriverFIA World Rallycross Championship leader Mattias Ekstrom has confirmed today (Thursday) that he will race in all three of the final rounds of World RX this season, including at the Estering in Germany next month, which clashes with the final round of the DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

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